A Heritage of Technical Innovation
The company known today for detecting burglars had its roots in pest control of a different sort in the early 1960s.
Robert Baxter, of Anderson, Indiana, installed microphones within the walls of a building to listen for termites and pinpoint their location. Baxter invented other sound-related devices, too. On June 16, 1960, he incorporated “Sonitrol”, from the words sound and control, to manufacture and market his innovations. In 1964, Sonitrol Security, as we know it today, became a reality.
If It’s Not Verified, It’s Simply Guessing
Sonitrol’s verified audio intrusion detection system is one of the most powerful tools you can add to your security arsenal – and it’s unique in the marketplace.
Unlike conventional alarms, Sonitrol’s verified alarms are sound-based – not motion-based – so when an alarm is triggered, our monitoring professionals can actually listen-in to determine whether a break-in is in progress, or whether a false alarm has occurred. If it is a break-in, we immediately dispatch police and relay real-time information to the responding officers. If it is a false alarm, we simply reset the system without bothering you or the police.
Because of this ability to verify alarms, Sonitrol has the highest apprehension rate and the lowest false alarm rate in the industry.
For retail businesses we can add hold-up alert capabilities that automatically activate a live audio feed in the event of a robbery during business hours.
Benefits of a Sonitrol verified audio intrusion detection system include:
- Better protection
- Early detection
- Alarm verification
- More comprehensive coverage across your facility than motion detectors
- Ability to identify intruders who enter the building unconventionally, unlike perimeter protection systems
- Critical information for responding law enforcement
- Higher apprehension rate than conventional security systems